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10th Grade Vocab Qtr. 4

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recapitulate
to repeat in concise form
reciprocal
mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
reparation
Something done or money paid to compensate or make amends for a wrong.
respiration
the act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing
sanguine
cheerfully confident; optimistic
soliloquy
a dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts when alone or unaware of the presence of the characters.
subjugate
to bring under control; conquer
suffragist
an advocate for the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
supercillious
feeling or showing haughty disdain
tautology
needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy
taxonomy
practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
tectonic
Of or relating to the forces involved in forming the geological features, such as mountains, continents, and oceans, of the earth's lithosphere.
tempestuous
turbulent, stormy
thermodynamics
the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
totalitarian
characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control
unctuous
characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere, earnestness
usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
vacuous
lacking intelligence; stupid.
vehement
forceful or intense in expression, emotion, or conviction
vortex
whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
winnow
treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated
wrought
put together, formed, shaped, fashioned
xenophobe
a person unduly fearful of which is foreign, especially strangers or foreign people
yeoman
an attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.
ziggurat
a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians